this isnt really dieting, i would eat what i eat now even if i was skinny. anyway. this is my way of sticking to my calorie allowance each day.
I have a notebook/journal where i give myself 'options' for each meal. i have 5 different 'chapters', breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner.
for each 'chapter' i am allowed so many calories. Breakfast is 200-250cals, morning tea is 150-200cals, lunch is 400-500cals, afternoon tea is 150-200cals and dinner is 250-350 cals.
for each 'chapter' or meal i have a list of different meal options i can choose from. so for breakfast i can choose between for example, 50g muesli & soymilk(240cals) oran apple& a banana(230cals) etc. i have already calculated the calories of each option so it fits in with each calorie allowance.
so each day i just choose an option from the list of each meal, and i know i have had 1500cals or less for that day.
this works for me as i tend to eat the same stuff, and buy the same brands each week, plus i cook for myself (im a vegan and my fiance is a carnivore so he can cook for himself).
i am continually adding to my journal with new options to keep things varied.